Chapter 34. State Constitution-Making, Through 1781

  1. Jack P. Greene and
  2. J. R. Pole
  1. Donald S. Lutz

Published Online: 28 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470756454.ch34

A Companion to the American Revolution

A Companion to the American Revolution

How to Cite

Lutz, D. S. (2000) State Constitution-Making, Through 1781, in A Companion to the American Revolution (eds J. P. Greene and J. R. Pole), Blackwell Publishers Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470756454.ch34

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631210580

Online ISBN: 9780470756454

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Keywords:

  • declaration of independence;
  • colonial institutions;
  • colonial government;
  • bicameral legislature;
  • electorate

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Early Forms of Colonial Government

  • Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and South Carolina

  • Virginia and New Jersey

  • Pennsylvania and Delaware

  • Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island, North Carolina, and Georgia

  • New York

  • The Revisions of South Carolina and Massachusetts

  • Popular Sovereignty in the Colonies

  • The Common Political Culture of the Colonies